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Advanced Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Workshop - Grinnell, Iowa

June 14, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In light of heightened awareness, shifting guidance and a rise in investigations, institutions of higher education must train their Title IX professionals to effectively investigate and resolve alleged incidents of sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and interpersonal violence. You and your institution have laid the groundwork with policies, programs and basic training on compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Clery Act.

We invite your Title IX investigators and coordinators to join Husch Blackwell’s Higher Education team for full-day courses that go beyond the basics. The Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop digs into the practical skills needed to conduct effective sexual misconduct investigations. The Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop focuses on the challenges and issues involved in investigation, resolution and remediation of sexual misconduct on (and off) campus.

The workshops are taught by experienced higher education attorneys who focus on sexual misconduct investigations and compliance guidance under Title IX, VAWA and the Clery Act. The courses will include traditional presentations, videos and interactive sessions with up-to-date information on responding to sexual misconduct in a manner that ensures fairness, accuracy and compliance.


Advanced Title IX Investigator Workshop (June 14)

  • Investigation planning
  • Interview techniques: structure, process, questioning and nuance
  • Reluctant complainants, difficult witnesses and challenging support persons
  • Sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking:heightened procedural requirements and trauma considerations
  • Collection and organization of evidence
  • Credibility determinations and weighing of evidence
  • Recordkeeping
  • Creating accurate and meaningful investigation reports

Advanced Title IX Coordinator Workshop (June 15)

  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Gender identity discrimination and gender stereotyping
  • Freedom of speech/academic freedom and sexual misconduct
  • Advanced issues in consent, including incapacitation
  • Sexual misconduct in third-party settings
  • Reciprocal accusations
  • Working with local law enforcement
  • Overview of Title IX and gender equity in athletics
  • Responding to Office for Civil Rights investigations

Date and Time
Investigator Workshop
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Program

Coordinator Workshop
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Program

Grinnell College
Joe Rosenfield Center, Room 101
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Who Should Attend
College and university sexual misconduct investigators, Title IX coordinators and other Title IX team members.

Seminar Cost
The fee of $350 for one day or $600 for both days includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Written presentation materials
  • Template forms for investigators/coordinators
  • Lunch

Business Casual

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809